L&M makes sure its vehicles that operate in California are CARB-complaint before they are dispatched, he said.
Drivers will not be penalized unless they own the truck, he said, but he pointed out that many owner-operators deliver produce.
Visalia, Calif.-based Advanced Transportation Services spent three or four years preparing for the new CARB rules, said Marshall Kipp, president and chief executive officer.
“We saw it coming, so we were in front of the curve,” he said.
The company will not load a truck that is not CARB-compliant.
“This CARB is really a problem,” said Kenny Lund, vice president of support operations for Allen Lund Co., La Canada Flintridge, Calif. “It is really based on junk science.”
Nonetheless, the rules took effect in January, and Lund said it was too early to tell what the overall effect on the industry will be.